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on conditions that they keep quiet. after the murdochs, their former british ceo rebekah brooks will face the committee. brooks, as editor of "news of the world" newspaper when the hacking was taking place was a hands-on manager. >> rebekah brooks knows the answers to all of these questions. she knows who knew what about what payments, when. she knows everything. >> reporter: however, brooks may not say very much today because she was arrested over the weekend and though out on bail now, will be acutely aware she's involved in a criminal inquiry. now, the murdochs are still speaking to the committee and what we have heard so far indicates they are going to say that they did not know what was going on at the company, that they, themselves, as executives, were misled. >> elizabeth palmer in london, thanks. >>> joining "uss is lanny davis who is special counsel to president bill clinton in the white house. we have been watching this unfold the last half hour or spoke. now, all of a sudden, you have rupert murdoch coming out and saying this is the most humble day of his life. he is striking t
minister gordon brown's baby just after he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. it was rebekah brooks, murdoch's british c.e.o., who called the browns to tell them the story was running, this according to former political aide david muir. >> they didn't know how rebekah came across this information and now that it's come to light it was obtained by what appeared to be an illegal method. >> reporter: as the revelations pile up, a police inquiry has moved into high gear. in 2007, an internal investigation at rupert murdoch's u.k. company is reported to have found clear evidence of illegal activity. but managers didn't take their findings to the police. instead, phone hacking victims who sued were paid to settle out of court. murdoch's son, james, now a director of the new york-based news corporation, authorized one payment for what's said to have been more than a million dollars. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with incomplete investigation, and that's a matter of real regret for me personally. >> reporter: now that has damaged rupert murdoch's business, he's already
seo paper. th d to the cameras as he headed out for dinner with rebekah brookes, his embattled british c.e.o. this is damage control by a man who shows well how to manage his message. but the phone hacking scandal has already cost him one of his most profitable papers. yesterday evening, staff leaving the "news of the world" for the last time put a brave face on the murdoch decision to shut it down. the "news of the world" was the best selling newspaper in britain. a cheeky blend of skin, scandal and gotcha journalism squarely aimed at british working people who enjoyed seeing the rich and the powerful taken down a peg or two. but not families touched by grief. the "news of the world" is under police investigation for hacking into voicemails belonging to relatives of fallen soldiers and a murdered teenager. journalists also hacked into the phones of celebrities who found out and sued. it was james, rupert murdoch's son and heir apparent, who authorized a reported million dollar out-of-court settlement to at least one of the hacking victims. this week, he admitted it was a mistake. >> i
to close down operations. yet today, owner rupert murdoch expressed "total support for rebekah brooks," the embattled executive who formerly edited the paper. south sudan became the newest nation trying to become the u.n.'s 193rd member following civil wars that left an estimated 1.5 million dead. holding most of the nation's oil reserve, continued tensions in the former sudan. dignitaries at the ceremonies were colin powell and u.n. envoy susan rice. a federal judge in new york city heard arguments in a lawsuit that challenges search procedures at the u.s. border. at issue the privacy of personal electronic devices and the plaintiff is an american citizen who says he has done nothing wrong. michelle miller has more. >> i've crossed the border dozens of times. >> pascal was on a train from montreal to new york last year when his travel history raised concerns at the u.s. border. >> i lived in jordan. i've traveled to lebanon. and i've also been to yemen. >> border agents searched his belongings, seized his laptop and ordered him to log on. >> next thing i know, my laptop is being peru
international chief executive rebekah brooks also bowed to pressure to step down. yesterday the media mogul apologized in person after meeting the family of murdered school girl milly dowler whose phone was hacked by "news of the world" in 2002. >> founder of the company, i was appalled to find out what had happened. >> reporter: tuesday brooks and rupert murdoch and his son, james, will be grilled by a parliamentary committee about what they knew. tom watson, a member of parliament who will question them, told me the apologies are late and hollow. >> every week, every month there's been a new revelation they've denied and subsequently had to admit. it's a half apology i'm afraid. >> parliament said on tuesday don't expect the murdochs will answer any and all questions because of an ongoing criminal investigation, but they will be pressed if they try to dodge basic probing with regard to what they knew and when. >> thank you. also is lloyd grove, editor at large for "newsweek" magazine and the daily beast. lloyd great to have you with us >> good morning. >> we've seen the two high-profile r
brooks and london's police chief but contrition for the murdochs did not give way to admitting knowledge of the dirty tricks employed by those at their newspapers. both rupert and james defending the family legacy. >> it does not mean that i have any knowledge of anyone intentionally misleading me in the company. i don't. >> reporter: saying they simply didn't know what was happening. then theater moments early turned to farce. a protester from the public gallery tried to slam a foam pie into murdoch's face. he might have gotten closer had it not been for the swift response and powerful right hook of murdoch's wife. when the hearing resumed, a shirt sleeved murdoch seemed to gain the upper hand and the respect of his interrogator. >> i must say i it shows guts for you to be able to continue answering questions under the circumstances and a lengthy session. thank you for it. >> thank you. >> reporter: at times he appeared to be bemused and not being questioned by anyone but in the end a glimpse of the man who for decades ruled his empire and for now at least rmremains >> this terrible thi
chief executive rebecca brooks to appear before a parliamentary committee which grilled senior police officials. david cameron told parliament yesterday if you own media in this country you should be able to come under oath. >> others have said that in the behavior to watch those without a voice of their own, news international descended from the gutteders to the sewers. the tragedy, mr. speaker, they let the rats out of the sewers. >> reporter: there are questions for murdoch to answer ins. a growing number of senators are calling for news corp that includes fox news and "wall street journal" to be investigated to determine if american laws were broken. reports "news of the world" tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims. >> this is a new development. uk lawmakers have asked pierce morgan in a entry in this book. what has drawn their attention today? >> he was a long time employee of "news of the world." "the mirror" may be for -- i think published in 2005 and politicians suggesting he should appear and tell them what he knew. >> cbs' dana lewis in london, thank you. good to tal
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